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    undefined Help mee, i went to he doctor about 3 weeks ago about possable TC an the doc sent me to get a scan.... they said it was my vassdiffran...? but i ben keepin good check on this lump on my right testical an it seems to be gettin bigger...? when i get in the bath its more or shower i can really fell it...? it like the size of a marble...should i get second apinon?

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    I would call your doctor again, tell him you think the lump is getting bigger, and ask for more explanation about what the ultrasound showed.
    right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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    • #3
      Take scott's counsel...

      I do not know your doc...he may be correct...but there was a thread here some time back - a guy from europe...and for 6 months they told him it was something else, to be treated with was tc cancer and it had spread...

      I would always, always seeks a 2nd opinion, unless I was confident I was already seeing one of the tc cancer experts as noted thru links on this board.

      for me...when my urologist, einhorn and benedetto all said the same thing...I had so much confidence I was doing the right thing...any doubt, go to an is amazing that once you pass uncertainty, anything gets easier.
      - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
      - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
      - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
      - normal markers PRE surgery
      - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
      - Stage I diagnosis
      - surveillance
      - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
      - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
      - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
      - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
      - back on surveillance